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Upcoming Events

Disability Pride Week

Join us on Wednesday, June 14th from 11am-3pm to decorate a flag for the Disability Pride Parade which takes place on Saturday, June 17th. The event is free and optional lunch is $7– all profits benefit ADAPT.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

On Friday, May 12th from 1-4pm, we will be hosting a Hurricane Preparedness session, put on by Deaf Hearing Communication Centre, Inc.

It is open to Consumers and staff.

Public Hearing on the City Budget May 3rd at 5pm

Join us at City Hall Rm. 400 for the City Budget. To testify contact Nancy Salandra at 215-634-2000 ext. 116, Morgan Hugo ext. 124, or Bianca Barnes at ext. 391, who are all part of the ILS Department. Topics to discuss:

  • Mayor’s Commission for People with Disabilities 

  • Affordable Accessible Housing


Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities April 11th at 9:45am

Join us April 11th on the 4th floor of City Hall for the City Council Budget Hearing on Housing to tell Council that we need a local solution to increase funding for affordable, accessible housing and green space. We are meeting tomorrow from 9:45-noon!

Job opportunity for Consumers posted 2/28/17:

Plan Consultant/ Senior Plan Consultant with Community Bank System, Inc.

Apply here:

Consumer Connection and Liberty Lite April 2017

April 5, 12, 19 & 26: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

April 5: Consumer Connections, 1:00-2:30 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  Topic: SEPTA and CCT issues. We will discuss your rights as a SEPTA/CCT Rider and learn ways to file a complaint. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

April 7 & 21: Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years old is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

April 12: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out! Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor, Prepared by Nancy, Chicken Salad on a croissant homemade brownie & beverage. Just $7. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

April 12: Policy Posse, 1:00-2:30 PM, Bacal Room. Topic: American Health Care Act. What it means for disabled people and how we can protect our rights. Call Morgan, Ext. 124 or Bill, Ext 197.

April 13:  SEPTA Advisory Committee meeting. 12:00-2:30 PM at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street.  Consumer’s experiencing transportation issues with SEPTA/ CCT are encouraged to attend. We will meet at LRI in the 2nd floor reception area and leave at 12 noon to go to SEPTA.

April 14: FAIR Housing Workshop, 1:00-2:30 pm, Wade Blank Room. Do you know your rights as a person with a disability? Are you having difficulty with getting a reasonable accommodation from your landlord? Do you feel you have been discriminated against in your housing search? Join us for a discussion on Fair Housing Rights and learn who you can contact to file a complaint. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP for this event please contact Bianca, Ext. 391.

April 14 & 28: Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.  Call Harry, 215-600-1536.

April 18: LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

April 19: Personal Resources Management with Tiffany Taylor of Wells Fargo, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Any consumer who wishes to live independently needs to know how to handle their money. They will learn what products and services are available to them. We will share tips on Identity theft and fraud protections as well as safe use of debit and credit cards, and check writing.  ILS staff will give a brief introduction to the 6 week course that will begin in May. Register Now! Please call Rodney Ext. 299.

April 19: Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

April 20: Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

April 21: Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

April 26: SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

Our entrance has moved to 112 N. 8th Street. You will need to use this entrance moving forward. You will no longer be able to enter the building at 801 Arch Street. The elevator in the lobby will only take you to the second floor, where a receptionist will greet you. You will need to take a separate elevator to get to the sixth floor. The receptionist will give you directions if you need them.

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